Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Information Security was £700 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Head of Information Security
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 623 614 610
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Information Security 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.013% 0.013% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.014% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
London median daily rate £700 £838 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.42% - -
England median daily rate £650 £713 £469
% change year-on-year -8.77% +52.00% -20.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44654 42830 44617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32346 30451 31444
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 562 687
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.64
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Head of Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Head of Information Security in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Information Security in London

Head of Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Head of Information Security in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Information Security in London

Head of Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Information Security in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Information Security in London

Head of Information Security
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Security within the London region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London 0 1 £725 -14.71% 1
Head of Information Security
England

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Head of Information Security contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Head of Information Security in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (50.00%) COBIT
3 3 (50.00%) ISMS
3 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (50.00%) C
4 2 (33.33%) Information Management
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (33.33%) NHS
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) CISM
4 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
4 2 (33.33%) IaaS
4 2 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (33.33%) GDPR
4 2 (33.33%) SaaS
5 1 (16.67%) SANS
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) OWASP
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) B2C
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) COM
5 1 (16.67%) Retail

Head of Information Security Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Data Protection
3 3 (50.00%) ISMS
3 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
4 2 (33.33%) Information Management
4 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Security Operations
5 1 (16.67%) B2C
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) COBIT
3 2 (33.33%) GDPR
3 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft